An alternative headline for this story might’ve been: “What's the dealio with Samsung Core?” Y’see, only Samsung knows. Exciting.
On December 27, while you were face down in mince pies and egg nog, Samsung popped down to ye olde patent shoppe (er, United States Patent and Trademark Office) and trademarked “Samsung Core”.
Fusible reports that the application has the serial number 85504384, and covers mobile phones, smartphones and tablets. Other than that, we’re stumped.
The fact that Samsung Core covers a variety of devices could mean we’re looking at a whole new range. Have we reached the end of the Samsung Galaxy era? Who knows? I’m just thinking out loud here.
As for the inspiration behind the Core name, it could refer to imminent quad-core goodness, or perhaps it’s a dig at Samsung’s Californian friends; Apple core - get it?
In any case, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S III at Mobile World Congress in February. Actually, my money’s on the day before Mobile World Congress (as per tradition), so that’s February 26.
Recent rumourage suggests Samsung didn’t get the "3D phones are crap" memo. Oh dear.